We are excited to present the new Miramar to Santa Monica.

“The Miramar Hotel has been an integral part of the Santa Monica community for nearly 100 years. With that in mind, we have designed the new Miramar Santa Monica with the goal of embracing the local community. While the new buildings are magnificent, and reflect the energy and ethos of Santa Monica, we have endeavored to ensure that the outdoor spaces and human experiences at the pedestrian level are equally extraordinary and make a meaningful contribution to the urban fabric of the immediate neighborhood. The new Miramar will be a spectacular addition Downtown, ensuring a beloved community asset for the next 100 years”– Cesar and Rafael Pelli

Our distinguished design team has closely monitored and followed the City’s 2010 Land Use and Circulation Element (“LUCE”) and the recently adopted Downtown Community Plan (“DCP”) and listened to the feedback from extensive community outreach. After years of public process, the team has conceived an exceptional new plan and program for the Miramar that follows the guidance and direction of − and implements the City’s bold vision in − the LUCE and the DCP. The redeveloped Miramar will create a bold new landmark for Downtown Santa Monica, with stunning contemporary architecture and magnificent new open spaces that both respect and celebrate the Miramar’s two historic landmarks and significantly enhance the pedestrian realm. These new open spaces will be activated with new, publicly-accessible food and beverage outlets offering superb outdoor dining and event venues with stunning views of the Santa Monica Bay. The Miramar Santa Monica is a thoughtful blend of extraordinary architecture and landscape design that celebrates the key historic aspects of the site.

Aerial view of proposed project

Intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Second Street

Some of the more notable changes from our previous submittal include:

  • Reduction in maximum height from 262’ to 130’
  • Reduction in density from a 2.8 FAR to a 2.6 FAR
  • Minimum 50% reduction in number of market rate condominiums from 120 to no more than 60
  • Reduction in condominium square footage from 249,000 sf to 170,000 sf
  • Increase in ratio of affordable apartments to market rate condominiums, with a minimum ratio of 50%
  • Increase in the number of hotel rooms from 280 to 312
  • Increase in the project’s sustainability goals, including pursuit of LEED Platinum
  • New world-class architectural and landscape design appropriate for this prominent site
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